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AWS Cloud Architect

Nanodegree Program

The AWS Cloud Architect program focuses on designing highly available, reliable, and resilient systems and networks using AWS infrastructure. It covers availability zones, regions, building for resiliency, business objectives, security, monitoring, reacting, and recovering. Learners will also understand the differences between traditional data centers and cloud infrastructure and how to design, provision, and monitor infrastructure using open-source tools. Additionally, the program covers cost and monitoring, high performance, servers and security groups, storage and databases, and securing access to cloud services and infrastructure. Throughout the program, learners will practice designing for performance and scalability, recovering from failure, and securing cloud infrastructure.

The AWS Cloud Architect program focuses on designing highly available, reliable, and resilient systems and networks using AWS infrastructure. It covers availability zones, regions, building for resiliency, business objectives, security, monitoring, reacting, and recovering. Learners will also understand the differences between traditional data centers and cloud infrastructure and how to design, provision, and monitor infrastructure using open-source tools. Additionally, the program covers cost and monitoring, high performance, servers and security groups, storage and databases, and securing access to cloud services and infrastructure. Throughout the program, learners will practice designing for performance and scalability, recovering from failure, and securing cloud infrastructure.

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2 months

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated February 22, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
AWS availability zones • Cloud security in AWS • Terraform • Cloud performance management
Prerequisites:
Application architecture • Basic web development • Object-oriented programming basics

Courses In This Program

Course 1 2 hours

Welcome to the AWS Cloud Architect Nanodegree program

Course 2 3 weeks

Design for Availability, Reliability, and Resiliency

In this course, you will learn to use AWS to create highly available and resilient systems and networks.

Course 3 3 weeks

Design for Performance and Scalability

In this course, you will use AWS tools to identify and implement best practices for cost and identify and understand the elements required to design and architect scalable infrastructure. You will be able to modify traditional infrastructure for performance and identify architectures and workloads where serverless infrastructure should be considered to meet cost and performance goals. Finally, you will be able to provision and destroy infrastructure from the command line using the AWS CLI and Terraform.

Course 4 1 week

Design for Security

In this course, you will explore best practices and strategies around securing access to cloud services and infrastructure. You will also use tools and methods available with AWS to ensure that data stored in the cloud is protected. Finally, you will investigate security practices around monitoring and defending cloud-based applications and environments.

Taught By The Best

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Leslie Bell

Disaster Recovery Specialist at Aon

Leslie Bell is a Senior Solutions Architect specializing in IT Governance and Disaster Recovery. She has worked in technology across a number of industries, from scientific research, chemical analysis, transportation, to insurance to cloud-based infrastructure.

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Mehdi Razvi

Senior Cloud Architect at NuEra Automotive Solutions

Mehdi is a senior cloud architect and consultant based out of the Chicago area. He loves helping companies large and small build, deploy, and run their applications in the cloud. Most recently, he has worked with companies such as 2ndWatch and GuidePoint Security.

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Tom Verbiscer

Director of Engineering at Current Media

Tom is a coach and builder specializing in creating, running, and advancing highly scalable, reliable, and flexible platforms. He is AWS Certified at the professional tier as both an AWS Solutions Architect, and DevOps Engineer.

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